non lender work

Changing Fortunes: Appraising to Consulting

Editor’s Note: According to Don B. Swenson, MAI, changing your fortunes as an appraiser – moving from “form-filler” to consultant- if this is your goal, requires an expanded concept of appraising that looks beyond market value as being the solution to every problem. Those who manage to make the leap from appraising to consulting are… Read More

Appraising for Non-Lenders

In order to continue in this profession with a decent income, residential appraisers have to begin looking for additional clients outside of the lending industry. Non-lending clients are attorneys, accountants, agents, homeowners and insurance companies (for insurable value), among others. Attorneys need appraisals for marital assets for divorces; accountants need appraisals for estate purposes (retrospective market… Read More

Three Minute Marketing

Editor’s Note: This following marketing advice works, according to appraisers and home inspectors. Appraisers Good advice is to go after clients who really need your services and who are truly depending on your work product. Create a professional image and work product: website, business cards. Pay attention to how you present yourself- create and polish a 30-second… Read More